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News from the DeadDarlings

What now? Here at the DeadDarlings office we headed into a new year under a new presidency. Writers know how to handle transitions. We notice the shifts taking place within our scenes or between our chapters and choose how to smooth out the journey for our readers by looking at what has to change and what stays the same from one state to the next. Last month we looked at all the things we want to keep doing in 2017.

February 17, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Why I Write Vol 15: Victory Gardens 

In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, Tanushree Baidya shares the importance of pushing through and keep writing and exploring. 


I am taking a writing workshop and one of the assignments is to write about beauty or beautiful things. It is a simple assignment. The purpose is to make you more observant of your world and your life. Groan! 

February 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

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The Art of Personas

Off with your head, my five-year-old recently told me when I said no to a second piece of dessert.


Though after I explained to her what that phrase meant, she looked at me in a slight panic and asked: But would it grow back?


My daughter, of course, picked that line up from the Queen in Alice in Wonderland, but it got me thinking about Emily Dickinson, who said, If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

February 8, 2017 | Ben Berman

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Best of Boston: What’s Happening in February?

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Best of Boston, filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

February 6, 2017 | GrubWrites

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The Grubbie Guide to AWP

Grub is taking a trip to DC! February 8-11, Grub staff and instructors will be at the AWP conference. If you're attending AWP, you can catch us on panels, at readings, and hanging out at our glorious booth, complete with board games, inflatable chairs, a red typewriter, and all your hopes and dreams (no, seriously). Plus, make sure to join us on Friday evening for cocktail hour at Rocket Bar, co-hosted by Post Road magazine. First drink is on us! See below for details.

February 3, 2017 | GrubWrites

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